Simple advice

“One of the first things that Munindra said to me when we met [in Bodh Gaya, 1967] was that if I wanted to understand the mind, I should sit down and observe it. The great simplicity and pragmatism of this advice struck a very resonant chord within me. There was no dogma to believe, no rituals to observe; rather, there was the understanding that liberating wisdom can grow from one’s own systematic and sustained investigation.”

- Joseph Goldstein (via the-starpilot-has-landed)

Unconditional Love?

The term unconditional love is like saying wet water.  Affection with conditions attached isn’t love.  When we say ‘I love you’ , are we are actually saying, ‘in this moment, under these conditions, I feel deep affection for you’?  How easy it is for this mirage of love to disappear when the conditions change. Water never needs to be qualified as wet.  Love never needs to be qualified as unconditional. Love is never conditional.  Love is simply love.  Love is rare.